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The Eastern Gray Screech-Owls (Otus asio) feed on a wide variety of small inverterbrates, including insects, arachnids, crayfish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fishs and other birds.

These owls can flatten their body and even their ear tufts against their heads. They often perch on the entrance to their roost. When approached on its roost, the Screech-Owl will erect its ear tufts, and close its eyes as it attempts to blend into its natural environment and background.

This stern looking Eastern Gray Scheech-Owl was photographed in Ottawa’s west end in Ontario (Canada) with a Canon EOS 40D, a 300mm f2.8 lens and a 1.4t.c. Image is slightly cropped and processed in APP.



  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and work. What a .beauty

  • Thank you very much Bunny. I appreciate it!

    – DigitallyStill

  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent image…a different Screech in a different perch ? The mate?

  • Thanks very much Gary. I think so, yes, and maybe. (wink, wink)

    – DigitallyStill

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you very much Rick.

    – DigitallyStill

  • neon-gobi
    neon-gobialmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks much!

    – DigitallyStill

  • nysjoyce10
    nysjoyce10almost 5 years ago

    Just great! I keep looking at the hollows in trees but have never seen anything in them yet.

  • Been there, done that. Hang in there, your time will come. ;-) Thanks for your comments Joyce.

    – DigitallyStill

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 1 year ago

  • How so very kind of you to nominate my photo and feature it. Thank you so very much! ;)

    – DigitallyStill

  • K Lockhart
    K Lockhartabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you! From the bottom of my heart ;)

    – DigitallyStill

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